Benghazi

Benghazi

Benghazi is the second largest city in Libya. The Ancient Greek city that existed within the modern day boundaries of Benghazi was founded around 525 BC; at the time, it was called Euesperides. In the middle of the 3rd century BC Euesperides became Berenice and the change of name also involved a relocation. Modern Benghazi, on the Gulf of Sidra, lies a little southwest of the site of the ancient Greek city of Berenice.

Site Information

Country: Libya

District: Benghazi District

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 6th Century BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Greeks

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

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